AND THE WINNERS WERE
BALBOA MUNI G.C. - 04/04/2019: Jimmy Dodds' solo "designated" birdie managed to confiscate that entire
"designated" wager pot category onto which he tagged a tie for Partners 3rd place to top the day's winner's list at $53. Tom Knickerbocker tied for 1st in Porter Low Gross and grabbed a solo "blind draw" birdie for a $29 payout. The Super Low Gross award was captured by Ron Troncatty's solid 76 Gross and he also shared one of those "blind draw" tweeters and tied for Partners 1st to pocket $25. Chuck Tamburro's $22 take came from the birdie shared with RonTron and a tie for 1st in Low Putts with Marilou Miller who also tied for both Partners 1st & Net 3rd to receive $19. The Low Net prize went to Mike Belson along with a tie for Partners 3rd that boosted his take to $13. Single digit dollar dole-outs went as follows: Bob Stone $9 - tied for Porter Gross 1st & Net 3rd; Bob Planck $8 - tied for Partners 1st & Net 3rd; John Moskoff $7 - Low Net runner-up & tied for Partners 3rd; Roger Pelote $6 - tied for Partners 1st; and rounding out the list Jim Sabbe $5 - Super Gross runner-up and a tie for Partners 3rd. RUSTIC CANYON G.C. - 04/11/2019 Apparently Rustic's putting surfaces were as slick as Augusta's because our Group averaged 38 putts per player with the Low Putts winning number at 34, the highest in memory! Bruce Simon joined the Putting trio tied at that number and proceeded to top the day's money list with $51 garnered from his solo birdie payout, 1st Places in Net, Partners & Putts, and the Porter Low Gross runner-up spot. Brian Oblak was also in the Low Putts winning troika and took the Super Low Gross award, a Partners 1st place, Low Net 2nd, and 1/2 of a birdie to pocket $37. Mike Gannon's solo birdie paid out $22 while Ron Troncatty's 1/2 shared birdie and Super Gross runner-up earned $15. Bob Stone's only marker was the Porter Low Gross award worth exactly Ten Bucks. The final member of the Low Putts winners, worth a $7 share, was Jim Sabbe. Another $7 sum went to Marilou Miller who tied for 2nd Net along with a Partners 3rd. Cart Partners Jimmy Dodds and John Moskoff also cleverly teamed up as the Partners Runner-Uppers to earn $4 apiece. The Two Bucks that Val Mayer received resulted from the "M&M" pairing of Miller&Mayer in Partners 3rd place. WESTLAKE VILLAGE G.C. - 04/18/2019 After posting a sizzling one-over-par 68 to seize the Super Low Gross title Ron Birdie Machine Troncatty also accounted for TWO of the birdie payouts, neither of which was for his "unplucked" EAGLE on Hole #14, all adding up to top dollar of $58. Bob Stone captured the Porter Low Gross award, a solo birdie payout, and a pair of 3rd placings in Low Net & Partners for his $38 winnings. The 4th birdie payout went to Gordon Crook who also tied for Partners 1st to pocket $32. Brian Oblak's $21 take came from a trio of ties, 1sts in Putts & Partners and 2nd in Super Gross. Mike Belson played a superb Back Nine to secure a win in Low Net and a 1st place tie in Partners for an even Twenty Bucks. Dan Chambers made an occasional appearance to claim 2nd in Porter Gross and tie for Low Putts worth $17 total. His Partners 1st place tie and Net 2nd place sent $14 to Ted Winship. A pair of $3 stipends found Bill Lewis tied for Net 3rd and John Moskoff in Partners 3rd place while Jim Sabbe's tied for Super Gross runner-up was worth only a modest Two Bucks. HANSEN DAM G.C. - 04/25/2019: With the Super Low Gross category being uncontested this day the Porter Low Gross competition took the spotlight. In that grouping Tom Knickerbocker's two birdie rewards plus the winning number in Low Putts and a Porter Gross runner-up effort earned the day's top dollar at $62. The Porter Gross winner, by a single shot, was Roger Pelote who notched a single birdie reward, 1st in Partners and tied for 2nd in Low Net, adding up to $43. The 4th birdie payout worth $22 found Val Mayer as the recipient. Sunny Weiss nabbed a pair of 1st places in Net & Partners for her $18 take and 2nd Places in those identical categories sent $9 to Jimmy Dodds. The Low Putts runner-up spot paid out $6 to Marilou Miller and another $6 saluted Bruce Simon in Partners 2nd place. Partners 3rd place produced a modest $2 for John Moskoff while another half-dozen dedicated competitors unfortunately went unrewarded except for another lovely day on the links.
Tom Bower has returned from a months long hiatus, teeing it up at Simi Hills on the 2nd. He did OK cashing in with a birdie on the par four 15th.
While away he did a film, but we can''t disclose the title, director, cast or release date. That sounds like a Speilberg project. Currently, Tom is appearing at the Whitefire Theater, 13500 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, in "Working 2020", a play inspired by the writings of Studs Terkel, it concerns itself with how the work people do defines their lives, whether or not those careers are planned or the result of circumstance. I'ts creator is Bobby Moresco, Academy Award Winner for his "Crash" screenplay. The reviews have been terrific. It runs through May, with appearances on Fridays. You can see the trailer of "Senior Love Triangle" the indie film Tom did a while back which is making the festival rounds by visiting Tom's IndustryCentral Working Actor Profile and locating his videos toward the bottom of the page, or by googling the title! -- We have a new member, recruited from the Hansen Dam Senior Group, Miguel Romero. He is a retired LAPD Peace Office. A Valley boy, he hasn't wandered from from his home turf, where he lives with his wife and daughter. He begins his DPTGG career with a 16.4 index which garnered him 2nds in Porter gross and the net pool in his first outing as a member. -- We are saddened to report that we have just learned of the passing of former member Pervis Atkins back in December of 2017. Learn more on our "Absent Friends" Page.
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